(it's) better (to be) safe than sorry

idiom

used to say that it is better to be careful now so that problems do not occur later on
It's probably not necessary to check the figures again, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Dictionary Entries Near (it's) better (to be) safe than sorry

it's a wash

(it's) better (to be) safe than sorry

it's getting late

Cite this Entry

“(it's) better (to be) safe than sorry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28it%27s%29%20better%20%28to%20be%29%20safe%20than%20sorry. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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